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AU set to welcome comedic singer-songwriter Bo Burnham

On Saturday, Sept. 19, Alfred University will host Bo Burnham, singer-songwriter, who specializes in comedic and satirical songs as well as creating viral Internet videos that have received more than 50 million hits.

Admission is free to the event which begins at 10 p.m. in Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall, on campus. No one under 17 will be admitted due to the mature nature of the content.

Creating videos from the comfort of his own bedroom, Burnham built a strong following of fans, which turned into creating a full-length album released by Comedy Central Records in March 2009. Many fans have connected with his politically incorrect songs and videos about teen angst and the troubles of growing up.

After meeting with award-winning director and producer Judd Apatow, Burnham negotiated with Universal Pictures to write and create music for an Apatow-produced comedy film described as the “anti- High School Musical.” Burnham also makes a cameo appearance in the 2009 movie Funny People, alongside stars such as Seth Rogan, Adam Sandler, and Jason Schwartzman.